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Goal 12: Presidents Part 2. George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) . Persian Gulf War U.S. along with U.N. forces will fight Iraq Free Kuwait – seized for their oil. August 1990. U.S. Oil interests in Kuwait. Texas v. Johnson (1991) Supreme Court ruled in favor of burning flags. Symbolic Speech.

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Goal 12 presidents part 2

Goal 12: PresidentsPart 2


George h w bush 1989 1993

George H.W. Bush(1989-1993)

  • Persian Gulf War

    • U.S. along with U.N. forces will fight Iraq

    • Free Kuwait – seized for their oil. August 1990.

    • U.S. Oil interests in Kuwait.

  • Texas v. Johnson (1991)

    • Supreme Court ruled in favor of burning flags.

    • Symbolic Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l2TQ8a4LK3A


Bill clinton 1993 2001

Bill Clinton (1993-2001)

  • Won because of a split in the Republican party.

    • H. Ross. Perot ran as an Independent.

  • NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)

    • Free Trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

    • Controversial – people were afraid lower wages would lead jobs to be moved to Mexico

  • Monica Lewinsky Affair

    • Go through impeachment trial and acquitted.

    • Was impeached – was NOT removed from Office


George w bush 2001 2009

George W. Bush(2001-2009)

  • Al Gore (Democrat) v. George Bush (Republican)

    • Florida – crucial vote

    • Re-count the votes – republicans sue to stop the vote.

      • US supreme court votes – (5-4) on December 12 the recount is stopped.

    • Bush Declared the winner


George bush cont

George Bush cont.

  • 9/11

    • U.S. response:

      • Department of Homeland Security

      • “War on Terror” – starting in Afghanistan (Operation enduring freedom)

      • Airline Security

      • Man hunt for Osama bin Laden

      • Patriot Act – US greater latitude in how they get information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lKZqqSI9-s&feature=player_embedded


Bush continued

Bush Continued

  • War in Iraq

    • Why:

      • Intelligence Reports of Nuclear Weapons

      • Hussein’s Genocides on Northern Iraq’s Kurd population.

      • Hussein fails to comply with UN sanctions and investigators.

    • Results:

      • Take over the Capital and Hussein .

        • He was found in a secret bunker, tried, and put to death

      • No weapons of mass destruction.

      • We just pulled out officially – war that costs thousands of lives and billions of dollars.


Barrack obama 2009 current

Barrack Obama(2009- Current)

  • Healthcare:

    • Attempts to give healthcare to all American

    • Still being decided (expected to start by 2014) – Clinton tried a similar plan in 1990s.

  • Ends war in Iraq

  • Closes Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

  • Death of Osama Bin Laden

    • Hiding in Pakistan


Obama continued

Obama Continued

  • Win again in 2012 against Mitt Romney

  • Issues: Obamacare?

  • Fate of the Fiscal Cliff?

    • Raising taxes, raising prices in goods and services?

  • Foreign Affairs:

    • North Korea – nuclear threat

    • Afghanistan – time to end the war?

    • Iran – nuclear threat


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